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A new approach to modeling tumors

Researchers at EPFL and the University of Lyon have developed a device for creating cell aggregates in a fully controlled manner. Their aim is to model tumors more accurately in order to test potential new treatments. A new approach to ...

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A barrier that keeps cancer at bay

Scientists at EPFL have discovered a biological “barrier” that prevents cancer cells from forming new tumors and more importantly, from metastasizing. The study examines pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and breast cancer. A barrier that keeps cancer at bay Activins are proteins ...

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From microfluidics to metastasis

MIT researchers’ new platform detects and extracts rare circulating tumor cells from live mouse models using a combination of laser excitation and a microfluidic chip. Image: Bashar Hamza and Alex Miller From microfluidics to metastasis New platform enables longitudinal studies ...

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Is exercise the antidote to “chemo brain”?

USC researcher to investigate how exercise impacts cognitive function in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy.   Is exercise the antidote to “chemo brain”? Some call it “chemo brain;” others, “chemo fog.” Science-types refer to it as “chemo-related cognitive impairment” ...

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Upgrading the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Wilson Wong, BU assistant professor of biomedical engineering. Photo by Mike Pecci   Upgrading the Immune System to Fight Cancer New CAR-T therapy could provide safer, more effective cancer treatment By Liz Sheeley There have been few cancer treatments with ...

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